Travolta Ready for BATTLEFIELD Sequel (Mania.com)
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2000
John Travolta would like to make a sequel to last summer's box office bust, Battlefield Earth, which was based on the late L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction novel. When asked about the possibility while out promoting his latest movie, Lucky Numbers, he replied, 'Sure. Yeah. The bottom line is that I feel really good about it. Here I was taking big chances, breaking a new genre. The book stood for something classic and this [sequel] hopefully will, too.'
The Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction star seemed nonplussed by Battlefield Earth's poor box office performance and that film critics universally panned it. 'I am so thrilled, believe it or not, at the outcome because I didn't believe I could get it done,' said Travolta. 'When I felt better about everything was when George Lucas, Quentin Tarantino and a lot of people that I felt knew what they were doing saw it and thought it was a great piece of science fiction. My whole career has been based on trying something new. If I don't try something new, I worry.'E! Online/Reuters